Robbie Burns Day has been celebrated in Dauphin every year since 1907.

Kate Storey, the bass drummer of the Dauphin Legion Pipe Band, says for the first time in the 114 years there won’t be a celebration.

“This is the longest-running celebration in Dauphin history. It was started by the Scottish settlers and it celebrates the strength of the spirit of the Scottish people.”

In a normal year, the Dauphin Legion Pipe Band organizes a celebration in the evening featuring food, Scottish dancing, pipe music, and talk about Robbie Burns and his poetry.

Storey says this year we’ll have to celebrate in our hearts instead of getting together.

“On January 25th, raise your glass to Robbie Burns and the Scottish culture, and you can say cheers in Gaelic, it’s Slàinte”